LIP is a queer party series that began in Tio'Tia:Ke (Montreal) in 2014 organized by Frankie Teardrop (they/them pronouns plz!). Frankie will be coming back for Vancity Pride to host LIP at Red Gate on August 3rd.
Accessibility info below ✦
$15-$30 sliding scale at door. No one turned away for lack of funds. If you are in need of a lower door cover rate due to financial barriers and want to keep your situation private please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can write your name down on our guest list with your preferable cover rate.
✦ Kendall Gendr
✦ Steven Audia
DJ sets by:
✦ Dance Authority
✦ Frankie Teardrop
Don't forget how Pride started as a riot against police brutality - Marsha P. Johnson, a Black trans woman, and Sylvia Rivera, a Latinx trans woman were two of the first to actively resist the police in 1969 who had raided the Stonewall Inn which was a bar that welcomed drag queens and trans people who were otherwise shunned from spaces. It is 2019 and queer people, especially trans people of colour still face violence every day. To our straight allies and those who face less oppressive barriers, Pride doesn't just happen one day of the year, protect and stand up for people in the LGBTQ2S+ communities on a daily basis, and above all educate your friends who may be misinformed.
ZERO tolerance for transphobia, homophobia, physical harassment, verbal harassment, violations of consent or physical assault, racism or sexism or any violence. If you are feeling uncomfortable at any time please do not hesitate to talk to the staff who can point you in the right direction for help ♥
LIP would like to acknowledge that it is taking place in Vancouver on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. LIP has been taking place over the years on stolen land, on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. The Kanien’kehá:ka are the keepers of the Eastern Door of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The island called “Montreal” is known as Tio’tia:ke in the language of the Kanien’kehá:ka, and it has historically been a meeting place for other Indigenous nations, including the Algonquin peoples.
Accessibility Information for 1965 Main Street
-small short ramp at a steep angle
-30% slope on one side to a 10% on the other side
-we're happy to provide assistance, let us know in advance if possible!
-doorway 35 "
-room size 95" ×71"
-mostly empty, no bar beside the toilet
-all bathrooms are all-genders
Main Event Space:
68" opening, large open space inside
Doorway from the main room to the back:
-double doors: 70"
Doorways from main room to the bar area:
-59" and 72"
-3" lip at balcony doorway
-long staircase to the outdoor "courtyard"
See the LIP Facebook Event for more information